New Orleans isn't a city. It's a Petrarchan sonnet. There's no other place on the planet like it. I think it was sawed loose from South America and blown by trade winds across the Caribbean until it affixed itself to the southern rim of the United States.
– James Lee Burke
NEW ORLEANS – The proprietor of The Hotel Modern New Orleans checks up on his restaurant, preps for Mardi Gras, and keeps up with the neighborhood.
In-flight relaxation regime: I am already at my most relaxed on a plane. I love the feeling of being in suspended time, and I love that at 20,000 feet, you can hear the sound of your own voice.
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